PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

6/12/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061220
Subject:
Long Beach Parks to Offer United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program For Children and Youth
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - For the 41st year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to provide free, nutritious meals to Long Beach children and youth throughout the summer months.

“The Summer Food Service Program provides children with nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Thanks to the staff at Parks, Recreation and Marine and our partners at USDA, our youth will have access to free meals five days a week at 33 locations throughout Long Beach.”

Beginning June 15 through August 21, 2020, PRM will provide free meals for children and youth Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (excluding Friday, July 3, 2020). Meals will be available to all attending children and youth between one and 18 years old. Infant meals will not be provided.

PRM will conduct a “Grab n Go” service, similar to what is provided by the Long Beach Unified School District during the school year, where participants receive a frozen meal that can be heated up at home via a microwave or oven. Meals will also include cold components such as milk, juice, fruits and vegetables.

The Summer Food Service Program began in Long Beach in 1979 and has since provided meals to over two million youth.

To view the complete list of locations where meals will be provided and for more information, visit the PRM website or call the Summer Food Office at 562.570.3226.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve the quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 171 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan; provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs; maintains public marinas; and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.

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